Virgin Atlantic offers Fairtrade tea and coffee aboard all flights

In September 2007, following a series of blind tastings of a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees, Virgin Atlantic announced a switch to offering passengers a variety of Fairtrade products, including organic green and white teas from QI teas, a range of fresh and instant coffees by Costa Coffee and specialist supplier FFI UK and a range of organic teas from Clipper. All of the products are sourced from several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic commented: “Virgin Atlantic recognises how important it is for all companies to understand the impact of the products they use, both on the environment and on the people producing them. So, we’re proud to support Fairtrade, which guarantees farmers a fair price for their product, and are really pleased that our passengers will benefit from a comprehensive range of Fairtrade teas and coffees onboard our flights.”

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Partnership types

Doing business with the poor

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: 53 countries (show) Americas: 53 countries (show) Asia: 40 countries (show)

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Community development; Trade and development